Our Staff at BrightStar Care® Salisbury

Our experienced and compassionate staff is dedicated to caring for your loved one as if they were family. Get to know our team.

  • Thomas A. Graves, MBA, FACHE

    President and CEO Flat Creek Investments, LLC, dba BrightStar Care of Anne Arundel County, Easton and Salisbury
    As the owner and CEO of Flat Creek Investments, LLC, doing business as (DBA) BrightStar Care, Thomas comes to this organization as a board-certified health care executive and a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, with 33 years of experience in health care administration. He earned a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA in finance from the University of St. Thomas.

    Thomas started his career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  He has held numerous leadership positions in cancer program management in nationally recognized health care systems, such as the Geisinger Health System  in Pennsylvania, Memorial Hermann Health System and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Most recently, he worked for Inova Health System, in Fairfax, Virginia, where he served as the vice president of Cancer Services and opened the new Schar Cancer Institute in May 2019. In that position, Thomas was responsible for the development of comprehensive, patient-centered clinical care for cancer patients, research programs, and clinical trials.

    Thomas joined the BrightStar team in June 2020 and is excited to continue the exceptional work of the previous owner, who, with the team, provided care to more than 4000 families during his nearly 12 years of service to the organization.  Thomas' goal is to expand upon our already-exceptional team of administrative staff, caregivers, nurses and therapists, and the services offered by BrightStar. 
  • Valerie Craver

    Regional Director of Private Duty Operations
    Valerie Craver has been with BrightStar Care of Anne Arundel County for several years, holding various positions. Prior to assuming her current role, Valerie served as Branch Manager for more than four years. 

    In her role as Regional Director of Private Duty Operations, Valerie oversees daily operations and recruitment efforts for BrightStar Care of Anne Arundel County, Easton and the Lower Shore of Maryland. 

  • Betsy Roe, RN

    Nurse Case Manager
    Betsy has been with BrightStar Care for 2 years as an RN Case manager serving the Easton office.
    Betsy first started her nursing career as an LPN in 1981-1989, continuing her education and graduating from McQueen, Gibbs, Willis School of nursing in Easton in 1989 with her RN. Some subspecialties she has worked include: Hospice, Cardiac Care, Medical/Surgical, and Oncology.

    "I take great pride in serving the community I love which I proudly call my home."
  • Laura Jones, RN, BSN

    Regional Clinical Director and Director of Skilled Services
    Laura Jones moved to Talbot County from Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1988. She became interested in home care after having the opportunity to care for a family member suffering from a terminal illness. In 2002, Laura found her calling and embarked on a career of providing care to individuals in her community.

    To further enhance her skills, Laura attended the McQueen Gibbs School of Nursing, where she graduated in 2009 with an Associates Degree in Nursing, and shortly thereafter became a licensed registered nurse. She has experience in skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long term care, assisted living, case management and community hospice nursing. While working full time and raising a family, Laura worked towards earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Stevenson University, which she completed in 2013.

    She joined BrightStar of Easton in December, 2013,  an opportunity that enabled her to return to her true calling – to provide members of her local community with highly skilled and compassionate home care. Laura serves as director of Skilled Services for BrightStar Care® of Anne Arundel County, Easton and
  • Monica Banks

    RN Case Manager
    I have been with Brightstar for 2 years. I am RN case Manager for the Salisbury/Berlin office. I started my career as an LPN in 1999-2008 then I furthered education graduated from Delaware Tech for Associates Degree in Nursing. I have worked in medical office, hospital, med/surg, and home health. I really enjoy home care, opportunities to meet and connect with my clients and make a difference in their lives.
  • Tyron Sterling

    Branch Manager
    Ronnie has held a variety of positions in health care and the assisted living community over the past 20 years. Ronnie brings a wide range of skills to BrightStar Care including sales, operations, finance, quality, customer service, and team building. Ronnie's strength of community is evident in the partnerships she has built and sustainted with agencies, facilities, and many others in the home health industry. Ronnie's true passion is connecting with her clients and their families. Ronnie's frequent touchpoints create a trusting, supportive relationship that allows clients to age in their home.

    Ronnie leads a very busy office in the Berlin/Salisbury area. Thanks to Ronnie's leadership, her office has seen tremendous growth in the past year. Ronnie and her team frequently receive referrals from current and former clients. Ronnie and her team are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of the community they serve.
  • Shannon Bottom

    Regional Director of Finance
    A native of North Dakota, Shannon Bottom moved to Maryland nearly five years ago. 
    Prior to joining the BrightStar team in October 2019, she spent 17 years volunteering for various 501c-3 organizations, serving on their Executive Boards of Directors as treasurer, and volunteering in many capacities in public schools systems. 

    In her role as regional director of Finance, Shannon oversees accounts payable/receivable for BrightStar's three locations in Anne Arundel County, Easton and Salisbury.

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